Biological underpinnings of recovery from work
2008 (English)In: Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
This presentation summarizes findings from our studies on the biological underpinnings of recovery, asking respondents to complete a measure of self-rated recovery from work and to provide biological data. Examining the relationships between self-rated recovery and salivary cortisol in 25 white-collar workers revealed that high morning cortisol is associated with poor recovery. Analyses of linkages between self-rated recovery and biological dysregulation in 241 women employed within the health care sector showed that poor recovery increases the risk for biological dysregulation. These linkages between self-rated recovery and biological markers imply that poor recovery from work increases the risk for health problems.
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recovery, physiology, allostatic load
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14780OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-14780DiVA: diva2:181300